VA TAKING AWAY PROGRAMS FROM ARE VETS THAT 

PUT THERE OWN LIVES ON THE LINE WHEN ASKED.

FLYER

IN SECRET, the VA LEADERSHIP TEAM (in West LA) are PERMANENTLY CLOSING DOWN TWO METHADONE CLINICS (Downtown L.A. and Sepulveda) and the TWO VET-TO-VET programs (Sepulveda and West LA).

They say * IT’S COMPLICATED * IT CAN’T BE HELPED * IT’S ABOUT THE MONEY

SAY NO TO THEM and YES TO THE VETS IN PROTEST

COME TO THE VET “STAND-UP”

FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 18th

from 7:30 am ONWARD (PRESSTIME at 9:30am)

at the SACC MAIN ENTRANCE on PLUMMER STREET

MIDWAY BETWEEN HASKELL AND WOODLY STREETS

(…parking just 50 yards inside the main entrance…)

WHEN METHADONE CLINICS CLOSE, SOME VETS WILL SUFFER WITH PAINFUL WITHDRAWAL

LET US NOT WITHDRAW OUR SUPPORT FROM THEM

SHOW THE LEADERS OUR SHOW OF SUPPORT

GET-UP---STAND-UP FRIDAY MAY 18, 2018 at 0730 hours

(Signs will be provided)

VET-TO-VET IS A PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES A SAFE PLACE FOR VETERANS. WITHOUT VET-TO-VET VETERANS WILL HAVE NO SAFE PLACE TO GO.

HELP US SUPPORT VET-TO-VET IN THE VA

SHOW THE LEADERS THE VA IS FOR VETERANS

GET-UP – STAND-UP FRIDAY May 18, 2018 at 0730 hours

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PRESS RELEASE

An OLDIE but BIGGIE: the OPIOD EPIDEMIC

A NEWBEE but SAY WHHHHAAAAA…..:the V.A. in downtown Los Angeles and in the San Fernando Valley is permanently closing down two Opioid Clinics. No more talk therapy (Shrinks gone; dagone GONE). No more L.A. / S.F.V. Methadone Clinics for Heroine withdrawal. No more compassion first, and costs consciousness second.

(Dateline: North Hills, Los Angeles) 100% of the Resident Doctors are removed from the Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center (SACC) Mental Health Program. What had been touted as the key secondary function of the V.A.’s Medical and Mental Heath Programs, teaching Doctors will now move to non-Veteran teaching institutions. Happy Birthday America: the tentative date for implementation, July 1st, 2018.

On Wednesday, May 18th from 7:30 a.m. onward (Press time 10:00 a.m.), the Vets make their “Stand-Up” to tell the brand new Greater Los Angeles V.A. Leadership Team a better way. At the main entrance to the SACC on Plummer Street between Haskell and Woodley Streets, Veterans demonstrate support for their Brothers and Sisters lost in this financial paradigm shift within the V.A. The Congress, the White House and private enterprise all see going outside the V.A. and spending 400% more than the Vet proposed plan as wise and responsible.

What has saved the V.A. Medical service from HMO’s stealing Doctors away to private practice, can also save Mental Health services. Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants with prescription pads and group therapy can steal back what unlimited medical / mental health spending has wrought.

This release will not address the potential impact to neighborhood crime, suicide increases (proactive or singular), or a return to heroin and opioid pain medication abuse this Clinic closures implies. Come to the Vet “Stand-Up” and meet the Vets.

Mark Aro is the Volunteer Vet Coordinator of the “Operation PTSD” program at SACC and of this event. (818) 961-5349; [email protected]